Man arrested after police called to reported firearm incident in Sunderland

A man has been arrested after police were called to a reported firearm incident in Sunderland.

Friday, 24th May 2019, 22:43 pm
Police were called to Peel Street in Sunderland. Image by Google Maps.

Northumbria Police were called to Peel Street in Hendon at around 11.30am today following reports of a man claiming to be in possession of a firearm.

Police carried out a search of the area and cordoned off Peel Street to allow the search to take place.

A 53-year-old man was arrested and remains in custody.

A Northumbria Police spokeswoman said: "At 11.30am today police received a report of a man claiming to be in possession of a firearm in the Hendon area of Sunderland.

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"A search of the area was carried out, with officers briefly cordoning off Peel Street to allow the search to take place.

"A 53-year-old man has been arrested and remains in custody at this time."